Initiate and lead sophisticated scientific_technological research

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver PSPSCI702A, 'Initiate and lead sophisticated scientific_technological research'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Initiate research

1.1 Cutting edge professional expertise, liaison and collaboration with international networks and extensive industry experience are used to identify areas for targeting research.

1.2 Research is initiated that will make a significant contribution to the body of scientific knowledge in the area, to the industry and to the organisation's strategic objectives.

1.3 Intellectual property issues relating to the research are exploited in accordance with organisational requirements.

1.4 Research is initiated that is innovative, logically formulated and draws on national and international research in progress, in addition to both published and unpublished research.

2. Design research methodology

2.1 Innovations are incorporated in research design and hypothesis testing.

2.2 Research colleagues are identified, and functions and activities are negotiated and planned in accordance with the research methodology.

2.3 A communication strategy is developed to manage input and cooperation between team members in accordance with the research methodology.

2.4 Risk management strategies and resource needs are determined and specified in accordance with organisational and/or funding body requirements.

2.5 Funding applications are prepared and submitted in accordance with organisational and/or funding body requirements.

2.6 Documentation/recordkeeping is completed in accordance with organisational and/or funding body requirements.

3. Lead and manage research

3.1 Funding is attracted for significant research projects and managed in accordance with organisational and funding body requirements.

3.2 Scientific leadership is provided to research colleagues, decisions are influenced and research direction is monitored and changed in accordance with emerging requirements.

3.3 Collaboration across locations and organisations is managed to focus the research and meet objectives, timeframes and budgetary requirements.

3.4 Resources are managed in accordance with research budget, organisational and funding body requirements.

3.5 Research is documented and outcomes are delivered to the funding body and the organisation in accordance with research plan, timeframes and budget.

3.6 Research reports are prepared that are clear, concise, targeted to a range of audiences and are delivered on time in accordance with organisational and funding body requirements.

4. Publish and promote research results

4.1 Research papers are published and results are promoted widely internally and externally to the organisation in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

4.2 Research is presented at seminars and scientific conferences, both nationally and internationally in accordance with organisational requirements.

4.3 Intellectual property is protected in accordance with organisational and funding body requirements.

4.4 International reputation is built through publication and presentation of research papers and networking both nationally and internationally.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPSCI702A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP60104 - Advanced Diploma of Government
  • PSP60112 - Advanced Diploma of Government